Consulting Professor, Stanford University

Stefan Heck is a consulting professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, teaching courses and conducting research on innovation, energy, and resource economics.

At the Steyer-Taylor Center, Stefan will link the most compelling opportunities for transformational change articulated in his new book Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century to long-term investors, including proposing designs for new investment vehicles and modification of existing ones. 

Previously he was a director (senior partner) at McKinsey and he co-founded the Cleantech and Sustainability Transformations practices.

Stefan has worked extensively with Fortune and Global 100 technology, industrial, infrastructure, building systems, retail, utility and energy companies across the US, China, Korea, Japan, India, and Europe.

Stefan is on the Innovation Advisory Board of United Technologies, the advisory board of New World Capital, and the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford.

Stefan received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from UCSD and a B.S. with honors in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. His research focused on neural network algorithms and the neural basis of reasoning.